PIA GmbH expands maritime testing services as an Independent Laboratory (IL) and received a letter of acceptance by the United States Coast Guard Office for Operating and Environmental Standards for testing of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) to meet the requirements in 46 CFR 162.060.
PIA provides this service in collaboration with its sub-laboratories:
In addition, PIA is accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard for testing of marine sanitation devices and oily water separators:
The paper explores non-conformities with marine sewage rules. It follows previous joint-papers on chlorination disinfection without de-chlorination, no-sludge and recirculation-via-influent. These non-conformities are widening the gap between rules and realities.
The article Opinion: Grey Water Related Non-Conformities Need to be Addressed can be accessed via the following link:
For further information, please refer to the following related publications:
EN 16941-1:2018 On-site non-potable water systems - Part 1: Systems for the use of rainwater
This European Standard specifies the requirements and gives recommendations for the design, sizing, installation, identification, commissioning and maintenance of rainwater harvesting systems for the use of rainwater on-site as non-potable water. This European Standard also specifies the minimum requirements for these systems.
The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has announced a Market Surveillance Campaign in 2019:
The Market Surveillance Authorities responsible for the Construction Products Regulations are carrying out a Market Surveillance Campaign, with the support of the National Building Control Office and The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. These campaigns support compliant business and ensure that safe, reliable products are placed on the Irish Market. They also have the effect of regularising bad practice and facilitating a level playing field for business.
The objective of the Market Surveillance Authority is to ensure that only products compliant with the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, are placed on the market.
If you receive a visit, the Market Surveillance Authority will primarily check that you have applied the CE Marking correctly and that you have all the required documentation in place. Please see the attached information note for further details.
For more detailed information, contact the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government:
Tel: +353 1 888 2000
Wastewater treatment plants tested by a notified body to EN 12566 Part 6 – prefabricated treatment units for septic tank effluent can now be certified according to the requirements of S.R. 66.
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